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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2009, 04:12:12 AM »
Now I know that I do have a virus because Safe Boot Mode won't start!
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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2009, 06:01:21 AM »
I don't know if this will help but SUPERAntiSpyware Professionial started a scan automadicly.
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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2009, 06:06:16 AM »
I GIVE UP ON THIS DUMB VIRUS! I AM GOING TO WATCH TV ALL NIGHT WHILE ALL MY ANTI-VIRUSES DO A FULL SCAN.
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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2009, 07:14:07 PM »
My Avast! Anti-Rootkit has been hacked! How do I know this? It automatically said that it accured a problem and had to close when it was almost done! Is their any possible way to get rit/detect this dumb virus??
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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2009, 09:17:13 PM »
I'm trying Avira AntiVar now.
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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2009, 11:05:58 PM »
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I hope you have uninstalled other AV services because, if not, you will continue to have problems. More than one AV service on a computer will cause missed detections and other problems.


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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2009, 11:07:06 PM »
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I hope you have uninstalled other AV services because, if not, you will continue to have problems. More than one AV service on a computer will cause missed detections and other problems.


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So now you tell me. -_-
Is it possible that I can keep some togeather? If so, witch ones?
RootKit Buster
PAVARK
CCleaner
DrWeb CureIt
Avast! AntiVirus
Spybot - Search and Destroy
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
SUPERAntiVirus Professional
Avast! Cleaner
Avast! Anti Rootkit
Avira AntiVir
Symantec Endpoint Protection
Hijack This

Or is it reciminded to install scan remove, install scan remove...
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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2009, 11:43:43 PM »
Hi Donovansrb10,

The only thing a user should not do is install two "resident" av solutions onto one machine. This brings the same effect as two watch dogs watching a house, they start to fight among each other and not protect the home (computer). It is very well possible to combine one resident av solution with various non-resident or on-demand anti-malware scanners, so I combine avast resident with DrWebCureIt, stinger.exe, RUBotted, ComodoBoClean, MBAM, SAS, SpywareBlaster, A-suared Free as my personal formula (always take care to fully upgrade and update every scanner and do a full scan every fortnight or so).
For Cleansing you could combine it with CCleaner, but I use ATFCleaner and ClearProg.

What you cannot combine is for instance avast resident and symantec resident or mcafee resident or whatever major resident av solution that runs in the background and where the one scanner can interfere or find up the malware signatures of the other (that is why sonme online scanners cannot be combined, because of the open signature files (panda and avast do not go together).

Same story can be told for a software firewall, just use one, two is not better it is worse, when visiting these forums more often these are the very first things the advanced users tell you here, so I will never forget this rule and now you won't either,

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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2009, 11:51:29 PM »
Short answer No.

Both avast and avira are resident anti-viruses and you should only have one resident anti-virus installed. Disabling one isn't enough as they have low level drivers running even when installed.

You can install on-demand only anti-viruses ones that aren't always running but these are not so common, bitdefender free is on-demand I believe. Your other options are to use on-line scanners as a secondary scan. I would however avoid Panda as that installs folders in your system32 folder and it doesn't encrypt its virus signatures and then avast will alert on those scarring you out of your wits.

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I would also wonder about Symantec Endpoint Protection as that too has an anti-virus.
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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2009, 03:28:00 AM »
How do I uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection and still be able to reinstall it? ???
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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2009, 02:48:28 PM »
There is little point in uninstalling it to subsequently reinstall it, as it has a resident AV element and the basic rule of thumb is only one resident AV.

Programs are generally removed via ad remove programs.
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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2009, 04:53:36 PM »
But after I UNinstall it, wouldn't that remove it from the list so i can INstall it?
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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2009, 04:57:00 PM »
Do you think I should create a folder with all the installations ov the Anti-Viruses so I can reinstall it if I need to switch? BTW, While I had all those antiviruses running on my computer, (Now I only have Symantec and Avast!, Don't blame me I still have Symantec) Avira detected 2 viruses when it was 54% done BUT when I right clicked a folder, my computer crashed. >_<
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Re: Avast not detecting Trojan.Offiz. (FOLDER TYPE/NOT FILE TYPE!)
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2009, 05:30:46 PM »
Don't blame me I still have Symantec)
You're using more than one antivirus at a time? They will conflict.
1) Remove NAV or Norton 360 through Add/Remove programs from Control Panel. Boot.
2) Use Norton Removal Tool for Windows 2000/XP/Vista or Norton Removal Tool for Windows 98/Me. Boot.
3) Install avast! (or repair the installation) and boot.

The Norton Removal Tool uninstalls all Norton 2008/2007/2006/2005/2004/2003 products and Norton 360 from your computer.

Also, after you use Add/Remove, you should use Avira Antivir RegistryCleaner as well as the appropriate "Uninstallation Package", both of which can be found at: http://www.avira.com/en/support/support_downloads.html
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